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archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
pedigree - line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
rife - (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
circumscribe - limit; confine; draw a line around
brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish